I wanted to design a necklace that had a QR Code in it. I figured it would be an awesome conversation piece and also a great way of giving my information out at a jewelry show or at a party. I wanted to have a steampunk feel to the piece and that is why I went with the octopus leg with gears as the suckers. I debated on having the octopus leg curl around the QR Code but I decided to go with the leg holding up the QR Code. I figured this way would also allow me to also easily change the QR Code later.
I originally wanted to do this project out of wood. Unfortunately, I'm not very well good with using the wood burning iron. It would also been a wonderful project for laser cutter. Instead I was able to find some chipboard that I had from some brochures, so I decided to try it out.
Items I Used:
Embossing Powder (sterling silver & Pirate Gold)
Embossing Ink Pen
Czech Fire-Polished Beads (4mm & 6mm)
ecraft (but you can use scissors)
Flat Nose Pliers
Tablet (or computer)
Step 1: Create a QR Code
I used our tablet with android to create and test my QR Code. For the information on it, I used my website for jewelry. There are also a bunch of websites dedicated to creating QR Codes if you search online. I made mine a little smaller in inkscape and printed it out with my laser printer.
I didn't want the paper to be too bright so I aged the paper by using a tea bag (that I already used for tea) and swiped it over the QR Code. Then I let it dry.